Press releases and media coverage

Australia and New Zealand are lands of diverse topography, with thousands of communities situated in areas where hills, slopes, embankments and elevations are prevalent. And while that may mean stunning views and natural light for those wishing to live on an elevated site, it raises significant challenges for builders and engineers who must consider the ground terrain and other geotechnical issues.

Water supply systems such as damns, tanks and sewage treatment plants provide essential services for Australian communities. And while these marvels of engineering undertake important functions, we must also acknowledge that their quality and longevity play a vital role in maintaining the comforts of modern society. It is why specialised resins, gels and coatings for asset preservation can be just as important – if not more – as the water infrastructure they serve.

As $45 billion worth of infrastructure projects take place over the next five years, smarter solutions will be needed to keep these projects on track and within budget.

PURCHASING and maintaining a property is, for many,
the biggest investment of their lifetime and for homeowners
looking to sell their property, structural defects caused by
ground subsidence can significantly reduce the final sale price
of this investment.

With almost 50,000kms of coastline and more than 10,000 beaches around Australia, it’s only natural that many Australians choose to live by the ocean. Yet, despite the lifestyle benefits of coastal living, construction methods near a shoreline typically need more careful consideration to account for the loose, sandy soil conditions prevalent in these areas.

While much of Australia was forced into shutdown at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the infrastructure construction industry carried on as the Government acknowledged the sector as an essential service.

Through innovative processes, we’re working on our Lake walls to give them at least another 50 years of life! So as you’re walking 🚶‍♂️ or cycling 🚴‍♀️ around Lake Burley Griffin check it out as our Project Manager 🙋‍♂️ Adam Deutsch, explains!

Post-quake every day New Zealanders were introduced to a number of new terms relating to engineering and ground movement.

While cracked walls, uneven floors and jammed doors and windows can all be visible signs of potential problems with foundation ground, homeowners often initially call upon trades people to help restore their home to its original condition. It is during this process of inspecting and fixing these issues that ground engineering specialist, Mainmark, may be called in.

A delicate, high-tech operation is underway, to shore-up the safety and stability of Lake Burley Griffin’s historic walls.

The Federal Government’s pumping $3 million into the project, so the structure can stand-up to the elements, for years to come.

If your home has compromised structural integrity it will likely be most evident when trying to sell – and it may fetch a significantly lower price because of it.

Speaking to West Real Estate, Mainmark Ground Engineering Head of Sales Australia and New Zealand Steve Piscetek said while Western Australia had a relatively healthy building sector, structural damage did occur for a number of reasons.

James O’Grady, Business Development Manager at Mainmark Ground Engineering offers his advice on spotting signs of subsidence and ways to minimise downtime when addressing them.